“Wheelie” good weekend

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What a great weekend … very busy but fantastic.

We got back to the blue house on Friday night and had a lovely family day on Saturday. Mike got to take Ash to her last Fairy Ballet class of the term which was so cute (well Ash was, not Mike). Really nice to do a normal family thing together.

Sunday was all about bikes. I headed up to Whittlesea for the SuperSprint Degani Kinglake ride. What a fantastic event. Congratulations to everyone who completed the ride. It was great to see so many people out on their bikes enjoying such a well organised event.

On Sunday night Mike’s new FES bike arrived and was installed – very exciting. The bike uses electrical stimulation to contract muscles which then turns the cranks (arms or legs). He did a mini session on Sunday night and then a good legs session on Monday morning before heading back to Talbot. Thanks to all those who donated to make the purchase of this excellent piece of equipment possible. He is looking forward to being able to use it each Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday to try to assist in maximising his recovery.

Mike is desperate to do another post but the pinched nerve in his lower back appears to be getting worse not better which is making spending time in the chair a bit challenging. Hoping that he will get another post on in the next few days.

Raffle Update:

Thanks to everyone on Sunday who purchased tickets. As announced on the day, we still had a couple of books left so it was decided not to draw the raffle on Sunday but to hold off to give us the opportunity to sell a few more tickets. We will be drawing it at the fundraising committee meeting on Thursday and will contact the winner then put the details (ie, ticket number and name) on the website.

Also a huge thankyou to Chris and Adele (from SuperSprint) for letting us sell tickets; to MC Phil for so actively letting people know what we in the ‘blue shirts’ were doing; to the massage students for donating their proceeds for the day and to our friends and family who headed up to Whittlesea to help me sell tickets. All money raised from the day will go towards getting Mike to Project Walk early in 2009.